Nnamdi Kanu to Remain in DSS Custody as Appeal Court Takes Giant Step
- Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, would not be released from the DSS custody as expected
- This is a result of the recent judgment of the appeal court that stay the execution of the order for his release
- The appeal court then gave the federal government 7 days ultimatum to transfer Kanu's case to the supreme court for justice not to be delayed
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FCT, Abuja - The appeal court in Abuja has stayed the execution of its judgment that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from detention.
On Friday, October 28, the appellate court granted the application of the federal government brought before it to stay of execution of the judgment till the hearing and determination of the case it filed before the supreme court, Vanguard reported.
When will Nnamdi Kanu will be released?
This means that Kanu will remain in the Kanu will not be released by the Department of State Service (DSS) until the decision of the supreme court
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The court then ordered the federal government to transmit the record of the appeal and the verdict on the matter to the supreme court within 7 days.
The three-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsanami posited that this would enable the apex court to determine the matter on time
Recalled that the appellate court on Monday, October 24, upheld the ruling on the judgment that quashed the 15-count terrorism charge the federal government had preferred against Kanu.
Recall that Kanu is a self-styled leader of IPOB that has been in detention since 2017 and has been to court on several occasions.
Nnamdi Kanu: 4 most powerful controversies about now discharged IPOB leader
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed IPOB, has been freed by the appeal court sitting in Abuja after his second arrest and detainment in 2017.
The IPOB leader's release has escalated jubilations in some parts of the southeast, particularly in Imo state, and Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks of fresh air at last.
However, Kanu made some controversial statements before his arrests, which included death threats to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Pastor Kumuyi, among others.